Tempranillo Gran Reserva, Señorío de P. Peciña 'Finca Iscorta'
Bodegas Hermanos Pecina was established in 1992 in La Sonsierra in Rioja Alta by Pedro Pecina Crespo, and the small winery owns fifty hectares of its own vine. One of our favorite producers in Rioja as they make wonderfully aged Rioja but their prices are just a bit under some of the bigger names. The 2010 Finca Iscorta De Pecina Gran Reserva is their usual blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano, sourced from 50-year-old vines from their Finca Iscorta vineyard in the Sonsierra zone; therefore, it is a single-vineyard bottling. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in well-seasoned American oak barrels for 48 months with manual and gravity rackings every six months. This feels very harmonious, combining some primary notes with more-developed tertiary aromas. The palate also reveals a rare mix of power and elegance that only the very best vintages are capable of. It has polished tannins, good volume, freshness and length.